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Water Quality Senior Officer G6 - 10716

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Location
Town/City Exeter , Leeds , Peterborough , Reading , Solihull , Warrington , Worthing
Salary Additional Information £44,477
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 02/06/2019
Company Name Environment Agency
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Description
Operations Catchment Services (OCS) are looking for a very experienced Water Quality Specialist with expertise in water quality planning and a natural ability to provide technical leadership across OCS and relevant Area teams. As well as having significant experience in water quality planning, it would be desirable if you had expertise in water quality modelling. Not essential, but it would be very attractive to us if you can provide expertise in both marine and freshwater environments.

As a technical leader in Operations, this role will focus on the needs of our internal customers, overseeing a priority portfolio of work, and effective ways of working across water quality. The ability to develop, maintain, and share technical expertise to improve knowledge, capability, and resilience of others will be a key attribute of the successful candidate
The role will sit in one of three Water Quality Teams within Operations Catchment Services (formerly known as The River Basin Management Service). The Deputy Director for OCS is Phil Lodge. OCS is part of a large department in Operations called Regulation Monitoring and Customer, which is headed by Bernie Carr, Director of Operations.
You will have in-depth, extensive and high-profile experience of providing water quality expertise and advice. You will be highly capable in managing a portfolio of work and the contribution and wellbeing of others.

Essential: A degree in a relevant environmental discipline
Essential: Membership of or working towards a relevant professional institute membership (e.g. CIWEM)
Desirable: A post graduate degree (MSc or PhD) in a relevant discipline
Desirable: Chartered status (e.g. CEnv)
Closing date: 2nd June 2019 at 23:55 hours Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed. As part of your comprehensive induction you will also be provided with all the equipment required for your role. The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits and the opportunity to progress your career with us via professional training routes such as apprenticeships and degree programmes. For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack. For more information please contact Jeremy Bailey, Water Quality Manager for Operations. jeremy.bailey@environment-agency.gov.uk or call on 07825 714394
Basic Check
Strategic Environment Planning
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.
Please provide an example of where you have used your technical and/or regulatory knowledge and experience to analyse a complex environmental issue
• Explain the situation
• Describe the skills that you used to analyse the situation
• What problems did you have to overcome to resolve the issue
• What technical or legislative knowledge did you use in this situation
• What was the final result
You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response
Programme and Project Management
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

From your experience in leading or managing complex water quality projects, please explain how you overcame a problem or issue that compromised delivery of your project. This may include resource, budget or other adverse conditions.
• Explain your approach to project management.
• Tell us about a specific project or programme you’ve managed
• We would like to understand how you managed any changes and your process behind managing change.
• What risk was posed to your project
• How you ensured that the project was delivered successfully

You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response
Achieves Results
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

This role relies on the post holder providing a leadership style that inspires and motivates others at all levels in the organisation, to achieve the goals of the Environment Agency.

Please describe how you would approach a situation where it was essential that you demonstrated visible personal commitment and enthusiasm as part of your leadership style, to achieve an improvement or significant outcome for the Environment Agency
• What challenges do you foresee
• What personal styles, experience and approaches will you call upon
• What priority actions would you take
How will you lead others in a matrix management role
• How will you maintain focus on delivering environmental outcomes

You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.
Communicates Effectively
PLEASE NOTE: Your answer will be used for interview selection - please draw out your skills and experience in your response.

From your career to date, describe a key meeting that you have led with a large number of external stakeholders and your approach to communicating effectively in this forum.

• What methods did you use?
• How did you ensure that you communicated effectively with all your stakeholders?
• What methods did you use to ensure that your message had been understood?
• What feedback did you receive?
• What did you learn and is there anything you would do differently if in a similar position in the future?

You may find it helpful to research the STAR approach when formulating your response.
Membership of a relevant professional institute or working towards membership (e.g. CIWEM)

If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

The Environment Agency, as a Non-Departmental Public Body, is committed to providing value for money and utilises Central Government frameworks and contracts for all external recruitment needs. For this reason, we are unable to engage with the market directly through post, email or phone calls . Should you wish to become a support supplier on one of these frameworks or contracts please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/become-a-crown-commercial-service-supplier/becoming-a-supplier-through-the-crown-commercial-service-what-you-need-to-know for more information.

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